Resources for Employers + Nonprofits
ENTREPRENEURS + SMALL BUSINESSES
Let’s Grow North Texas Business
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) Network has partnered with more than 100 North Texas businesses to create Let’s Grow North Texas Business, a one-stop shop for coronavirus resources as an entrepreneur or small business owner. The platform offers thorough, accurate information on a variety of programs to help small businesses and entrepreneurs through this difficult time, such as business survival videos and podcasts, webinars and virtual events, mentoring and funding resources. The DEC also fuels WEDallas, which focuses on resources and programs aimed specifically at women-owned businesses.
City of Dallas Small Business Relief
On April 22, the Dallas City Council voted to provide up to $18.4 million in COVID-19 assistance for rental and small-business assistance. The Office of Economic Development launched a $5 million Small Business Continuity Fund, which will provide up to $10,000 in grants and up to $50,000 in low-cost loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19.
To be eligible, businesses must prove they were in operation for a minimum of six months prior to March 16, and at least 51 percent of their current (or laid-off) workers must make low to moderate incomes. Learn more here—and sign up for updates from the City of Dallas.
Dallas Regional Council
The Dallas Regional Council offers links to informational resources, job opportunities and news related to COVID-19 and its effects on local businesses.
WiNGS for Women and Families
WiNGS, a Dallas agency devoted to empowering women to achieve their fullest potential offers an extensive online coronavirus resource guide including a section on small-business support through various sources.
Dallas Business Journal Small Business Resources Guide
The Dallas Business Journal is offering small business guides detailing local, state and federal assistance for survival and recovery in North Texas during the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Initiative
The national chamber provides links to resources and webinars, financial aid and tax guides, information on advocacy, a Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll and the Save Small Business Fund. Find information on all of that here.